Using iron on vinyl and your Cameo or Cricut machine brings endless creative options for your Halloween costumes and decorations. Whatever your crafty brain (mmm, brains!!) can think up, you can make a reality. Let’s be real though, even if you’ve had hundreds of costume ideas float through your head over the months prior to All Hallows Eve, you probably wait until there’s not much time left to throw your costume together (we’re guilty too). However, you are at an advantage if you have your vinyl cutter on your side! We’ve thrown together a few quick(ish) costume ideas to get your creative juices flowin’.
TIP: Don’t have a craft cutter? If you design is somewhat simple, you can even use scissors to cut shapes or letters out of heat transfer vinyl and iron it on using your household iron!
Macaroni and Cheese Costume
"Halloween costumes and vinyl go together like, well, Macaroni & Cheese. This is probably the most HTV ever to be used on one shirt in the history of vinyl crafting, but I think it really worked in this project. I did a lot of layering and using the “2 second tack” method since I didn’t want to shrink my vinyl. It helps make sure that every layer matches up and fits together just so. If you have a layering project – just press each layer for 2 seconds (that’s just long enough to remove the carrier sheet) and then position the next layer, and continue until you reach the last layer. For the last layer, you can press for the full-recommended time of the HTV you are using. I used mostly Siser Easyweed and some Craft Perfect for this shirt – which is a Port & Company® Tall Core Cotton Tee. I’m hoping to find a pair of sublimated Mac n’ Cheese print leggings online to pair this baby with and my costume is complete!" -Abbie
Chill Pill Easy Halloween Costume
"As much as I love Halloween, my costume is always a last-minute decision. I have great ideas after the Holiday is over and then forget to write them down for the following year. So, I thought I would show you a DIY Halloween costume that can be done in minutes with your Silhouette or Cricut machine. No really, minutes…
This chill pill outfit is simple, but yet enough to make people think you planned weeks in advance! I found the perfect t-shirt that would be long enough to actually wear as a dress: BELLA+CANVAS ® Men’s Long Body Urban Tee I decided to pair it with a pale pink sweatshirt on top : Port & Company® - Essential Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt The only thing I had to use my cutter for was the word “chill”. I used my 12” x 24” silhouette mat and even split the word up in 2 sections to make the font large enough. I was able to just move the two L’s off to the side in silhouette studio, however you can always use the splice tool if needed! My product of choice for this project was Craft Perfect. Since my font was so big, I wanted to make sure that I picked a vinyl that was super thin and would not be bulky when applied. Not to mention I LOVE the matte finish. There you have it folks, a complete DIY costume that you can make quickly!" -Caitlin
Cookie Monster T-Shirt Costume
"Need a perfect Halloween costume for a teacher, student, child, co-worker, or event? Or even better, what a quick and easy costume that includes cookies? Then the Cookie monster t-shirt is the perfect solution! Pair it with a tulle skirt or leggings to complete the look! For my Cookie Monster shirt, I used Siser StripFlock® Pro to create a fuzzy and soft feel. Who wants a scratchy Cookie Monster? I created a super simple face and cookie design using Procreate but any Photo software like Photoshop, paint, or even Cricut Design Sapce will work. Then I imported it and cut on my Cricut Explore Air 2. The best part about our StripFlock Pro is that you can layer so the whole design can be all soft and fuzzy! I used the Port and Company Performance V-neck Tshirt in a bright blue to match Cookie Monter’s Blue fur. Within few short minutes you have a super cute costume that is both adorable and super simple to make! Pair it with a baby onzie, child’s shirt, or even a co-worker, and you have a super cute family costume! Our Strip Flock Pro is perfect for fuzzy monsters. Who doesn’t want to be a Cookie Monster?" -Leah
Darla Cosplay Costume
“I recently got braces and thought that it could be cute to play off of that by creating a Darla from Finding Nemo costume! To make her iconic shirt I used Black Craft Perfect™ and Rose Gold, Mint, and Old Gold Siser® Glitter heat transfer vinyl as well as this Anvil® Ladies Sweatshirt with a white collared shirt underneath. Using iron-on vinyl to cosplay or dress up as your favorite characters is easy to do and creates a nice professional quality to whatever you adhere it to!
For my fish, I used the print/cut function on my Silhouette Cameo and taped it inside of a plastic bag. Pretty convincing right?” -Elisha